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William Godwin

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posted on 12.03.2020 by Ruth Kinna, Clifford Harper
Godwin was an eighteenth-century radical writer and journalist and one of the leading participants in the debates sparked by the French Revolution. An ally of Tom Paine, he was also a critic of Edmund Burke, the Whig-cum-conservative author of Reflections on the Revolution in France. Godwin shared Burke’s abhorrence of The Terror but wholly rejected his glowing defence of aristocracy. At first enthusiastic about the Revolution, Godwin made two lasting interventions into revolutionary debates, the theoretical treatise Political Justice and the novel Caleb Williams......

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  • Social Sciences

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  • Politics and International Studies

Publisher

Dog Section Press

Version

AM (Accepted Manuscript)

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This is an Open Access paper. It is published by Dog Section Press under the Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial 4.0 International Licence (CC BY-NC). Full details of this licence are available at: https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-nc/4.0/

Publication date

2020-03-01

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2020

ISBN

9772631349902

ISSN

2631-3499

Book series

Great Anarchists 9

Language

en

Depositor

Prof Ruth Kinna Deposit date: 11 March 2020

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